David Gilmour Plays His First US Concert In Ten Years, With Help From David Crosby

first_imgEdit this setlist | More David Gilmour setlists With great anticipation, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour returned to the spotlight once more, playing his first concert on US soil since 2006! The beloved guitarist recently released Rattle That Lock, and has performed for Europe a number of times in the past few months. Last night, however, Gilmour brought his rockin’ show to the Hollywood Bowl, where he welcomed David Crosby for a significant portion of the show.As the setlist tells us, Gilmour opened with a few tracks from his new album, including “5 A.M.,” “Rattle That Lock,” and “Faces of Stone.” From there, he went into “Wish You Were Here,” flooding the crowd with nostalgia. While YouTube seems to be removing any videos of the show, this one has remained available:After “Wish You Were Here,” Gilmour welcomed out Crosby, who revived collaborations from Gilmour’s 2006 album, On An Island. Crosby would later return for a couple more songs, including “Comfortably Numb” as the show’s finale.The full setlist can be seen below:Edit this setlist | More David Gilmour setlistslast_img read more

President of Magnetrol International discusses values-driven company culture

first_imgJohn Heiser, president and chief operating officer of Magnetrol International, Inc., discussed his leadership journey and creating a values-driven organizational culture during his lecture Wednesday night in the Mendoza College of Business’ Jordan Auditorium. The talk was the second lecture of the 2017 Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics.Heiser began his career as a maritime litigator after graduating from Tulane University’s law school. His decided that law was not the right career choice during one case where he listened to a four-hour debate on the definition of “perishable” when he was waiting to obtain a motion for his client’s case.“At that point, I had this intervention that said I don’t want to spend the rest of my life doing this,” he said.Upon the realization, Heiser decided to move to the chemical production company DuPont. His career move led him to his first lesson in leadership, which was being open-minded about taking new paths.“You’ve got to be open to exploring new opportunities,” he said. “You’ve got to be open to saying, ‘You know what, this isn’t want I expected. Maybe I should try this; maybe I should try that.’”Here, Heiser realized his second lesson of leadership, which was the power of stakeholder engagement.At DuPont, Heiser was responsible for launching a product to help people affected by HIV and AIDS. Heiser described how the activist community at the time spoke against pharmaceutical companies producing the HIV and AIDS drug products due to pricing and other concerns, so he wanted to take steps to embrace this community, including by hiring several activists.“We were not only going to understand the patient community that we were dealing with, but we were going to work with the activist community and engage them in how we were going to price this product and go to market,” he said. “… This is when I first realized and learned the concept of shared value where we could do things that would maximize profit for the organization. … But we also recognized that we could actually make a different for society.”Other lessons Heiser learned during his leadership journey included the powers of perseverance, resilience and internal and external feedback.“As a leader, I would tell you there’s nothing more important than your ability to receive feedback from others and process it, and more importantly, for me, to do self-reflection,” he said.Heiser also talked about his time at Magnetrol, which is a company that manufactures radar and radar equipment to measure levels of fluid. Though the company had grown considerably from its roots in a garage, Heiser said it had lost its way by 2015 when he took over as president. He attributed this deterioration to the fact that the company rewarded employees based on years of service and attendance as opposed to merit.Heiser said he sought to fix the problem with a more values-driven approach.“We had to change the culture, and we had to start at the senior level,” he said.Today, Heiser said Magnetrol has several core values including the idea of “performance [and] no excuses,” which Heiser said means the company needs to be action-oriented, especially with the commitments it made to its stakeholders.Heiser said another core value is “everybody deserves special treatment.”“What that means is we don’t leave the human condition at the door,” he said.The final Magnetrol value, according to Heiser, is that business is a social institution, which means Magnetrol has an obligation to multiple stakeholders and that it will deliver on those obligations.Magnetrol’s culture change has not been without its struggles, Heiser explained. Under Heiser, Magnetrol implemented a “Giving Voice to Values” program, which had the lowest participation rate company-wide with the U.S. management team.“How am I going to get a culture change in the U.S. if I’ve got a management team that [has the lowest participation numbers]?” he said. “… That’s actually been one of our biggest problems is getting managers out of this command and control situation.”Tags: Berges Lecture Series, Inc., Magnetrol International, mendoza college of businesslast_img read more

IADC Webinar on FIDIC Blue Book Second Edition

first_imgInternational Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just reported that a new version of the Standard Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation in 2016 has been published by FIDIC.IADC also added that two members of the responsible FIDIC task group will share their knowledge of the changes in the IADC’s upcoming webinar.The webinar – taking place on Tuesday, 24 October, at 13.00 hrs (CEST) will focus on the benefits of using the FIDIC Blue Book, the only standard international form of contract designed specifically for the dredging industry.The improvements achieved through the second edition make it more specialized and align risk with the FIDIC rainbow suite.More Infolast_img read more

Chahal’s four-wicket haul grounds Sri Lanka

first_img(REUTERS) – India’s Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets in a brilliant display of leg-spin bowling to guide the hosts to a facile 93-run win against Sri Lanka in the opening Twenty20 international at Cuttack yesterday.Opener Lokesh Rahul, who was not part of the side that beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in the one-day international series, hit 61 off 48 balls to build the platform for India’s innings of 180-3 in 20 overs after Sri Lanka had won the toss and opted to field.The tourists, who also lost the three-Test series 1-0, were all out for 87, matching their second lowest total in the format and handing India their biggest victory margin by runs in T20s.Coming in to bowl inside the batting powerplay, Chahal showed exemplary control with a slippery ball, owing to the dew on the ground, and finished with 4-23 in his four overs.Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav snubbed out the remaining chances of a Sri Lanka challenge with figures of 2-18. Seamer Hardik Pandya wrapped up the tail with 3-29 as Sri Lanka were bundled out in 16 overs.India, resting their top players including newly-wed regular skipper Virat Kohli, lost stand-in captain Rohit Sharma (17) early but Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who made 24, added 63 for the second wicket to give the home side a solid base.Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manish Pandey provided the late flourish with a fourth-wicket stand of 68 as the duo added 61 in the last four overs of India’s innings.Dhoni remained unbeaten on 39 from 22 balls while Pandey made 32 off 18 deliveries.Sri Lanka must now win the second match at Indore tomorrow to keep alive their hopes of claiming at least one series across the formats on their tour.last_img read more

Berbice businessman robbed, beaten

first_imgTwo armed men on Friday robbed and terrorised a Yakusari North, Black Bush Polder, Berbice, businessman after which they escaped with cash and other valuables. The businessman Jhodan, 71, who operates a service station, drinking spot and general store was severely beaten and left in his shop after the ordeal. He reportedly lives alone.The man was reportedly found lying in a pool of blood with his hands bound and mouth gagged by a resident who went to the general store to make a purchase.The bandits were armed with cutlass and a knife. The Police were contacted but no arrests were made.This newspaper understands that the bandits are said to be teenagers.Only on Thursday evening last bandits stormed the Hing Fa Chinese Restaurant in Newtown, Kitty, Georgetown, and carted off an undisclosed sum of money. The robbery reportedly occurred at about 23:30h.Based on reports, the men confronted the owner as he stood outside and held him at gunpoint. They dragged him into the restaurant and demanded that he hand over the money. He was severely beaten and subsequently handed over an undisclosed sum of cash and other values.These robberies were executed even as police reported that serious crimes had dipped by 17 per cent.The Police also noted that there were decreases in gun-related robberies and others where instruments other than guns were used.last_img read more